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American light and medium frigates, 1794-1836

Author: Mark Lardas; Tony Bryan; Giuseppe Rava
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Osprey Pub., 2008.
Series: New vanguard, 147.
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The 'Original Six' frigates were commissioned by the new-born US Navy at a staggering cost of $688,888.82. Designed to be light and fast, these warships enabled America to project its power across  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Lardas; Tony Bryan; Giuseppe Rava
ISBN: 9781846032660 1846032660
OCLC Number: 183265266
Description: 48 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Contents: DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT: The frigate ; Prior American experience and foreign trends ; The Federal Navy ; The American frigate reconsidered ; The War of 1812 and after --
OPERATIONAL HISTORY: The Quasi-War ; The Barbary Wars ; The War of 1812 ; 1815 and afterwards --
THE SHIPS: Frigates rated 44 guns ; Frigates rated 36 guns ; Frigates rated 32 guns ; Prize frigates.
Series Title: New vanguard, 147.
Responsibility: Mark Lardas ; illustrated by Tony Bryan & Giuseppe Rava.

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The full history and design of these interesting ships is covered in this volume. It is superbly illustrated by period works as well as by the artists chosen by Osprey for this title. It is an Read more...

 
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